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#Cincinnati @BusinessCourier EXCLUSIVE: The $1 Billion #Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow: introducing #Upshift of Cincinnati, starring Elder HS grad Steve Anevski, Alex Pantich and Nikola Jordanovski

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Steve Anevski Upshift in Cincinnati Business Courier PR by Andy Hemmer

Press Release Introducing Upshift The One Billion Dollar Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow – Press Release from Andy Hemmer and Upshift

 link to @BusinessCourier story:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/07/07/exclusive-fast-growing-brandery-grad-expands-to.html

 

Introducing Upshift of Cincinnati

The $1 Billion Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow

West Side lawyer/MBA, meets Akron/Ohio State tech wiz. Commence commerce.

REVENUE PROJECTION: $1 Billion in annual revenues within first five years.

Upshift: The Cincinnati-based startup connects businesses and workers directly. 

New office openings in Dayton and Columbus; 18 total new markets to open in two years.

[Cincinnati, Ohio ~ July 10, 2017] Upshift CEO Steve Anevski got his start on the West Side of Cincinnati in the family business: bars and restaurants. Like every other restaurant/bar owner, his biggest problem was staffing. From Fridays where he couldn’t find enough people, to Tuesdays when he couldn’t find enough hours for his staff, it was always a balancing act. After many years of dealing with these issues, Anevski committed himself to finding a solution.

When Steve met Alex

Enter Alex Pantich.

Alex, a graduate of Ohio State and native of Akron, Ohio, teamed up with Steve to make Upshift a reality.

Alex’s business partner in Kinetiq Solutions, Nikola Jordanovski, also joined as a founder and the three started the business with a bang: being accepted to The Brandery with just an idea on a napkin.

In October of 2016 the trio officially launched the beta of Upshift and have been going gangbusters ever since.

Upshift simply, and conveniently, connects businesses and Upshifters through a mobile and web application.

Businesses can post shifts at the click of a button and Upshifters can make their own schedule working when, where, and how they want.

The partners have set the stage for a dramatic expansion of Upshift, differentiated from the plethora of noise in the marketplace because the Cincy startup:

  • Actually hires people as W4 workers covered by workers’ compensation insurance and payroll taxes;
  • Is Exclusive, all with all hiring done by algorithm and fewer than 30 percent of applicants accepted;
  • Packs a first-rate investor’s pedigree with credentials from The Brandery;
  • Has posted revenue increase of at least 50 percent monthly  every month in 2017, with this growth rate expected to remain steady.

Employers, not just in the restaurant/hospitality industry where Anevski grew up, but in the logistics, transportation, warehousing and light-industrial genres, are all users of Upshift.

And the independent workforce is born: Upshift will enter 18 U.S. markets within two years; within the last three months it has launched in both Dayton and Columbus.

Upshift is just the first step in a movement towards workers’ independence,” says Anevski.

The company counts an A list of clients: Aero Fulfillment in Mason and Fairfield, Riverbend Music Center in Anderson and Miami Valley Gaming among others.

One of the best things about Upshift is that it allows flexibility for both people and businesses,” says Pantich.

Businesses can post shifts at the click of a button and people can make their own schedules and choose which shifts to take from the convenience of their phones.”

Introducing Upshift The One Billion Dollar Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow - Press Release from Andy Hemmer and Upshift

Upshift Contacts:

Mr. Steve Anevski, Upshift CEO steve@upshift.work cell: (513) 314-2382

Mr. Alex Pantich, Upshift COO alex@upshift.work cell: (330) 814-7561

Alex Pantich, left, and Steve Anevski - Upshift foto TWO - foto credit Andy Hemmer

#Upshift co-founders Alex Pantich, left, and Steve Anevski were featured in The Cincinnati Business Courier – link: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/07/07/exclusive-fast-growing-brandery-grad-expands-to.html

Upshift Press Contact:

Mr. Andy Hemmer andy@andyhemmer.com (513) 604-5428

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